EV Connect Wins Contract to Complete Key Routes Along the West Coast Electric Highway

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Fast Charging and Level 2 stations to be installed in 11 locations throughout California

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 8, 2016 – EV Connect, a leading provider of Electric

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Vehicle (EV) charging solutions, including development of the industry’s most innovative and open cloud-based software platform for managing the EV charging eco-system, today announced that it has been awarded a $1.8 million contract from the California
Energy Commission (CEC) to complete key routes of the West Coast Electric Highway, a network of fast charging and Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations that will stretch from the Canadian to the Mexican borders.

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In addition, EV Connect will provide management of the charging ecosystem which includes the charging stations, host locations, electric utility interaction and the driver experience.

The CEC awarded a total of $8.8 million in grants to complete the California portion of the Highway. EV Connect’s awards include segments of the California 99 and
Interstate 5 highways.  Each location will provide one or two 50 kW Dual-Standard DC
Fast Chargers (featuring both an SAE Combo and CHAdeMO connector) and at least one 7.2 kW dual-head Level 2 charger equipped with standard J1772 connectors. Charge station site hosts include Pilot Flying J Travel Centers, Staples and Hilton Hotel locations.

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“The West Coast Electric Highway is an important component in the rapidly increasing adoption of electric vehicles within North America, particularly for inter-city travel”, said Jordan Ramer, EV Connect CEO. “EV Connect’s deep experience in the management of the entire EV ecosystem will provide an efficient, reliable and easy-to-use experience.”

Source: EV Connect, Inc.

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